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Sutton on the Forest, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sutton-on-the Forest, a village, a township, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 4½ miles E of Tollerton railway station, and 8 N of York, and has a post and money order office under Easingwold; telegraph office, Easingwold. Acreage, 6006; population of township, 530; of ecclesiastical parish, 986. Sutton-on-the Forest, with Suet Carr, has a parish council consisting of five members. The parish contains also Huby township and Suet Carr. Sutton Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £320 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is in mixed styles, and consists of chancel, nave, N aisle, and an embattled western tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, a cemetery, and several charities. Sterne was rector.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSutton-On-The-Forest All Saints 
Poor Law unionEasingwould 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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